Framework Draft

Thank you for your interest. The public comment period for the NAEP Reading Assessment Framework closed on June 23, 2020. The Framework is currently being revised based on feedback gathered during the public comment period and discussions by the National Assessment Governing Board.​

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Questions Driving the 2025 NAEP Reading Framework Update

  1. How should the texts and reading tasks used in NAEP be updated to reflect contemporary aspirations and expectations for reading?

  2. How should NAEP integrate reading and writing while maintaining NAEP Reading and NAEP Writing assessments and reporting?

  3. How should NAEP account for the interplay between knowledge and reading comprehension?

  4. How should NAEP take better advantage of the affordances of digitally-based assessments?

  5. How should NAEP modify the content and structure of the Reading assessment and the reporting of results in order to more equitably represent students' reading achievement?

  6. What new theoretical and research-based understandings about reading comprehension and its assessment need to be reflected in the framework?

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The National Assessment Governing Board is currently leading updates to the Mathematics and Reading Assessment Frameworks for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. WestEd is a key partner in these efforts and has convened panels of subject-matter experts, practitioners, and other stakeholders to develop recommendations for improvement.

Final updates are currently being made to the Mathematics Assessment Framework. A draft of the Reading Assessment Framework was available to the general public for feedback through July 23, 2020.

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